With flu season upon us, it’s more important than ever to keep our immune systems strong and our bodies hydrated, in addition to getting enough rest. When your body feels the first inklings of sickness, your natural response might be to start popping vitamin C tablets or clutch onto mugs of Lemsip for dear life. When it comes to your skin, warding off that tired, dull complexion from feeling under-the-weather isn’t so different.

If you want to keep a bright, healthy complexion even when you’re feeling down and exhausted from a bad cold, look to these vitamin C-packed remedies that will pep up the skin. As a natural antioxidant and with a pivotal role in collagen synthesis, on top of its reported benefits in treating UV photodamage, it’s a vital addition to any skincare routine. Here are six skin savers that will give you the vitamin C boost you need.